Jennifer Olgiati, LICSW, MSW, CAGS

Jennifer Olgiati
Whole Body Wellness matters in psychotherapy because everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being and directly affects our actions/emotions. There are eight dimensions of wellness: occupational, emotional, spiritual, environmental, financial, physical, social, and intellectual. Each dimension is interrelated with another & is equally vital in the pursuit of optimum health.

Most of us live and respond by what we already know and/or by what we learn along the way. Sometimes what we are learning or the directions we are given can lead us towards unfamiliar territory or down dead end roads. We all utilize our own developmental processes and individual cognitive abilities to guide us along. Unfortunately, we are not given a ‘life guidebook’ to help us through our life processes. Sometimes we have learned some very unhealthy coping strategies and continue on with these habitual ways to protect ourselves with defense mechanisms. Often people grow up learning dysfunctional thought process, unrealistic expectations, non-validation, or many other experiences involving maltreatment or traumatic events that can greatly affect developmental growth, development, and behaviors. We don’t have a guide book and often we are not taught healthy ways to cope in times that are stressful or difficult. We live in a society today that wants instant relief and gratification. Medication management can be helpful when combined with psychotherapy so that each person can learn new ways to reach whole body health and wellness.

My belief is that the role of the psychotherapist is to empower each person to create their own individual “life guidebook” that holds personal tools and skill building, known self soothing methods, healthy and useful solutions, and ways to access services and supports towards living positive and successful lives.

Training Licensed Clinical Social Worker:New Hampshire #1771
BA Major: Secondary Education K-12. Concentration Special Education,
Minor: Psychology
Master in Social Work: School of Clinical Social Work Program,
University of New England, Westbrook Campus, Maine
CAGS: Graduate Certificate in Addictions Counseling, University of
New England, Westbrook Campus, Maine

Special Training

  • Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI training) behavior management and crisis intervention.
  • DHHS-NH trails instructor and Independent Living Program Development.
  • Continuing Education Certificate of Completion of Training in Trauma-Focused CBT Therapy.
  • Supervision of University of New Hampshire Interns. HFFCC.
  • Supervision of Case Management and Residential
    Staff-Residential Treatment. TCA.
  • Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, Medication Management.
  • Co-Occurring Counseling and Aftercare Treatment-Adult and Adolescent Probation and Parole, Restorative Justice Program.
  • Mindfulness, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Energy and Chakra Training.
  • Training in Dialectical Behavioral Treatment.TCA.
  • Bureau of Parole: Criminal Thinking Errors Treatment Groups.TCA.
  • Counseling/Case management for prenatal patients. LRGH.
  • Provided educational trainings and presentations for staff.
  • Crisis intervention/Involuntary mental health hospitalization.
  • Early Recovery Treatment, Relapse Prevention Treatment, Anger Management GroupTraining, Parenting
    Psycho-educational Treatment.
  • Opioid Medication Replacement (Methadone/Suboxone/Vivetrol) Counseling and HIV/medical related illnesses.
  • Parent Petition Management and Visitation. TCA.

Member Involvement

  • Association for Addiction Professional (NAADAC)
  • National Association for Social Workers (NASW)
  • Partners in Health: Substance Misuse and Suicide Prevention

Experience History

  • Opiate Replacement Treatment Counselor-Groups Recover Together. Laconia, NH
  • Owner/Sole Proprietor-Clinician, Mindful Alteration: Health & Wellness Counseling Practice. Laconia, NH
  • Clinical Medical Social Worker. Health First Family Community Care, Franklin and Laconia, NH
  • Clinical Coordinator. NFI North, Inc. North Country Shelter, Jefferson, NH
  • Outpatient Clinician. Team Coordinating Agency. Haverhill, MA
  • Opiate Replacement Treatment Clinician. Habit OPCO. Lawrence, MA
  • Clinical Coordinator. Team Coordinating Agency, Haverhill, MA
  • Clinical Case Manager. Maine DSS:Youth Alternatives Family Intervention Program. Kennebunk, ME

Services/Special InterestsPsychotherapy services provided for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Ages 11-Geriatric Trauma informed treatment (PTSD, Sexual Trauma); Distress and emotional regulation; ADD/ADHD; Depression; Grief counseling; Substance misuse early recovery and relapse prevention/co-occurring/Prochaska’s model of change; Strength and Solution focused; Mindfulness training with use of guided imagery/color therapy/meditation; Mediation; Interpersonal effectiveness and assertiveness training; Cognitive Behavioral Treatment; Life transition struggles; Family Systems Counseling; Couples Struggles; Domestic violence education/counseling; Positive psychology and perspective; Validation and positive affirmation training/treatment; Skills and tools training/counseling.

"Mindful choices today lead us towards the person we desire to be tomorrow.”

“It is in the moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” “I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.”

“The real magic is not about gaining power over others: it is about gaining power over yourself.”

“Decide what you want to be, do, and have, think the thoughts of it, emit the frequency, and your vision will become your life.”

"Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you do not control what you think, you cannot control what you do.”

"If you are focusing on things that happened in the past, or worrying about what the future will hold, you are not living in the moment.”

"The truth of it is, if you are not willing to make some changes, you can’t expect your life to change either.”

“Do today what your future self will thank you for."